Ahsoka Tano’s live-action outing took her to some surprising places, including The World Between Worlds and an entirely new galaxy. And with all that adventure, it seems the story might not have been wrapped up in just one season.
But Star Wars shows are often pretty flexible with who shows up in what show, no matter what its title actually is — for example, why shouldn’t Book of Boba Fett be Mandalorian season 2.5? So to help keep you up to date on the Star Wars universe, here’s everything we know about Ahsoka season 2 and whether or not it’s happening:
Is Ahsoka season 2 happening?
It sure seems like it. The first season of the show did tell a complete story on its own: We learned how Ezra and Thrawn got back to the main Star Wars galaxy. But that leaves a lot of story on the table for another season. Most importantly, we want to know what happens after they arrive. How does Thrawn factor into the First Order’s rise? And how do Ahsoka, Sabine, and Ezra factor in (particularly now that some of them are trapped on a distant planet)?
With that much narrative still on the table, it seems likely that Ahsoka will be back for season 2. However, we won’t know for sure if the show is returning until Disney releases official word.
When will Ahsoka season 2 come out?
If it’s happening at all, Ahsoka season 2 probably won’t be out for a while. It seems unlikely that it would land next year, with other Star Wars projects like The Acolyte on the schedule for 2024. Based on this year’s releases it seems that Disney is willing to let Mandalorian and Ahsoka seasons release in the same year, which would mean that 2025 is probably the earliest we could come back to the story of Ahsoka, Sabine, and Ezra — though it’s always possible Thrawn shows up somewhere else.
Meanwhile, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew should be Disney Plus’ next trip to a galaxy far far away, when it releases sometime either near the end of 2023 or in early 2024.
When will Ahsoka show up next?
Ahsoka ends the first season of her show pretty stranded. She and Sabine are marooned in exactly the same place Ezra was, with no immediate way back to their own galaxy. However, now that people know where they are and that Thrawn is back, it’s likely that a rescue mission will be on its way soon.
All that makes this question particularly complicated. Star Wars series have already proven that titles mean absolutely nothing. Boba Fett was introduced in The Mandalorian, Din Djarin and Grogu showed up in The Book of Boba Fett, and even Ahsoka’s live-action debut happened in Mando instead of in the show that’s named after her. It seems like any of these characters could show up anywhere.
This is exactly why it probably makes the most sense for Sabine and Ahsoka to show up in The Mandalorian season 4 next, since it’s both the nexus point of all of these other shows and the next one up on the schedule — supposedly Boba Fett isn’t coming back for season 2. But keep in mind, that’s really just a wild guess.
Is Ahsoka going to be in a Star Wars movie?
That’s the plan. Supposedly all of the Star Wars shows set in this time period (like Book of Boba Fett, The Mandalorian, and Ahsoka), are leading up to a giant team up movie from Dave Filoni. However, while that is apparently the plan, details on the project remain very sparse, aside from a possible 2026 release date, so it’s hard to say when that project might come out, or if it will join the ever-growing Star Wars-movie scrap heap.
Should I catch up on the animated shows in the meantime?
If you’re desperate for Star Wars, and you haven’t already watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, then sure, have at it. We can’t necessarily give the series blanket recommendations on their quality alone — since it varies wildly from pretty great to extremely boring — but one thing we can say for sure is that the stuff that happens in these animated episodes are going to be tremendously important to the Star Wars universe that lives on Disney Plus. And if being caught up on all of Star Wars’ most important lore is important to you, the animated shows are where you’ll find it.